The sects core belief is that all vampires descend Caine, the brother-slayer and mythical first vampire, who was said to have been cursed by God after slaying Abel. Other than this they believe that the Antedeluvians, the fabled progentitors of each clan, will one day rise to devour the descendants of Caine and bring forth the end of the world - which they call Gehenna.
The members of the Sabbat are religious extremists who follow a specific path of enlightenment, and revel in their inhumanity - often performing acts that would be called "sick" or "depraved" by a human standard. A standard that the Sabbat feel are beneath them; they are not human, and should therefore not act like it.
Structure: The structure of the Sabbat closely resembles that of the Roman-Catholic church during the middle ages. It's a fairly military organization which is based around its religion and core beliefs, filled with individuals who work together as a brotherhood and seeks to convert or defeat its enemies. The cornerstone of the Sabbat's structure lies within the structure of the packs in which they flock. These packs serve as war bands, who choose a primary focus in the war and act freely within the Sabbat's philosophy. This freedom, however, comes with a responsibility to the organization as a whole. Each pack has a two positions that must be filled;
- The Ductus, who serves as the packs leader.
- The Priest, who conducts the packs rituals.
The Arch Bishop, who leads the Sabbat, oversees these packs and dictates the manner in which the organizations members conduct themselves. The Arch Bishop serves as much as a spiritual leader as he does a military leader.
Enforcing the Arch Bishops rules are the Bishops. Aiding the Bishops in these matters are their Templars, who also serve as the Bishops bodyguards as well as in any other tasks they might require.